December 3, 2019

Dr Wei Wang


Dr Wang is currently a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Dr. Wang obtained his BS degree in polymer materials from Hefei University of Technology in China in 2013. After that, he moved to University of Science and Technology of China and joined the joint PhD programme with City University of Hong Kong and obtained his PhD from both Universities under the guidance of Prof. Yuan Hu and Prof. Kim Meow Liew in 2019. In the same year, he joined Prof Guan Heng Yeoh’s group at University of New South Wales as postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on three directions: 1) Bioinspired assembly: to design and fabricate hierarchical structures and interfacing materials inspired by nature for advanced performance; 2) Safety of lithium batteries: to develop advanced separators and electrolytes for safe lithium batteries and to evaluate the fire risk of commercial batteries; 3) Nanocomposites: to prepare high-performance polymer/nanofillers composites, membranes and fibres (including bio-based natural materials) with advanced functions.


12/2019 - present


09/2013 - 06/2019


09/2014 - 06/2019


09/2009 - 06/2013

Degree/Job Title

Research Fellow
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales

Doctor of Engineering
State Key Lab of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China

Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Engineering
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology

Selected Publications

Wang W, Liao C, Liu L X, et al. Comparable Investigation of Tervalent and Pentavalent Phosphorus Based Flame Retardants on Improving the Safety and Capacity of Lithium-Ion Batteries. J Power Sources, 2019, 420, 143-151.

Wang W, Yuan Y, Wang J, et al. Enhanced Electrochemical and Safety performance of Lithium Metal Batteries Enabled by the Atom Layer Deposition on PVDF-HFP Separator. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019. 2019, 2, 6, 4167-4174.

Wang W, Liao C, Liew K M, et al. 3D Flexible and Robust HAPs/PVA Separator Prepared by Freezing-Drying Method for Safe Lithium Metal Batteries. J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 6859-6868.

Wang W, Kan Y, Liew K M, et al. Comparative Investigation on Combustion property and Smoke Toxicity of Epoxy Resin Filled with α-and δ-MnO2 Nanosheets. Compos. Part A-Appl. S. 2017, 107: 39-46.

Wang W, Kan Y, Liu J, et al. Self-assembly of zinc hydroxystannate on amorphous hydrous TiO2 solid sphere for enhancing fire safety of epoxy resin. J. Hazard. Mater. 2017, 340: 263-271.

Wang W, Kan Y, Yu B, et al. Synthesis of MnO2 nanoparticles with different morphologies and application for improving the fire safety of epoxy. Compos. Part A-Appl. S. 2017, 95: 173-182.

Wang W, Pan Y, Pan H, et al. Synthesis and characterization of MnO2 nanosheets based multilayer coating and applications as a flame retardant for flexible polyurethane foam. Compos. Sci. Technol. 2016, 123: 212-221.

Wang W, Pan H, Shi Y, et al. Fabrication of LDH nanosheets on β-FeOOH rods and applications for improving the fire safety of epoxy resin. Compos. Part A-Appl. S. 2016, 80: 259-269.

Wang W, Pan H, Shi Y, et al. Sandwichlike coating consisting of alternating montmorillonite and β-FeOOH for reducing the fire hazard of flexible polyurethane foam. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2015, 3(12): 3214-3223.

Wang W, Kan Y, Pan H, et al. Phosphorylated cellulose applied for the exfoliation of LDH: An advanced reinforcement for polyvinyl alcohol. Compos. Part A-Appl. S. 2017, 94: 170-177.

Wang W, Pan H, Yu B, et al. Fabrication of carbon black coated flexible polyurethane foam for significantly improved fire safety. RSC Adv. 2015, 5(69): 55870-55878.

Wang W, Wang X, Pan Y, et al. Synthesis of Phosphorylated Graphene Oxides based Multilayer Coating: Self-Assembly Method and Application for Improving the Fire Safety of Cotton Fabrics. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2017. 56 (23), 6664–6670.

Wang W, Kan Y, Pan Y, et al. Urchinlike Shells of TiO2 Hollow Spheres for Improving the Fire Safety of Epoxy Resin. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2017, 56(5): 1341-1348.